Here in Massachusetts, it is a vintage year for sweet corn. The season started weeks early in the Connecticut River Valley. I had great corn on the 4th of July, that I bought the day before in Amherst. Great corn was also coming out of Deerfield, Hadley and other area towns.
My own Millbury, Massachusetts corn started this week. (We are one town outside of Worcester) If the electric fence continues to keep out deer, racoons, and people on ATVs, I expect to be selling my best crop ever through mid August. I charge 50 cents an ear or $5 a dozen, which is about average. Walmart is selling some fairly nice shipped in corn at 38 cents an ear, and I hear that organic folks are trying to get a buck an ear.
The new hybrids ship well, and keep under refrigeration for days, but you can't beat fresh, local, picked 4 hours ago, sweet corn.
Drought aside, I understand that irrigated midwest corn, grown for the local market, is superior this year too.
You should go out and get some!!!
post edited by tmiles - 2012/07/18 10:45:06